The Griffin’s has unveiled their tenth release of their annual limited production “Special Edition” line for 2013. This release is a change of pace of what has previously been released and is entitled “The Griffin’s Casino Special Edition.
The Casino Special Edition will be packaged into boxes of 21. There will be 17 cigars known as “Casino”, but there will be four additional cigars known as “Joker”. In addition the packaging has a Casino theme. The box can be re-used as a mini blackjack table. The packaging also includes cards, dice, and chips. In the past the Special Edition series has been associated with innovative packaging including tubes and jars.
A total run of only 3,450 boxes of 21 have been produced.
The Griffin’s launched the Special Edition series in 2004, and each year has featured a different blend in a different size. The 2004 edition commemorated the brand’s 20th anniversary and was titled “The Griffin’s Special Edition XX”. Since then each year, the Special Edition has been updated via roman numeral (i.e Special Edition XXI for 2005, XXII for 2006, etc). The Casino Special Edition has broken with this tradition.
The series has been known for its innovative packaging and tobacco blends.
The following is the blend for the Casino Cigar. The Joker cigar has not been disclosed:
Wrapper: Ecuador Clara Rojiza
Filler: Viso, San Vicente Viso, Yamasa Viso and Jalapa Especial Seco
Both the Casino and Joker will be available in a 5 1/4 x 54 Robusto. The cigar will have and SRP of $12.00 with boxes at an SRP of $252.00.